I suffered severe spinal cord injury in a car accident. Can I sue the other driver?

I’m very sorry to hear about your spinal cord injury. Some spinal cord injuries can be recovered from using surgery and therapy, and in other cases the victim may have lifelong injuries. Typically, the severity of the impact as well as the force on the spinal cord will impact the type of injury and whether or not the victim can recover. The most common cause of spinal cord injuries is vehicular accidents. Some other common causes include falls, sports injuries, and violence.

Normally, the closer the spinal cord injury is to the brain, the more serious the injury. If a spinal cord injury occurs in the neck area, it can result in the loss of the use of arms, legs, and torso. If the spinal cord injury occurs in the back, typically the use of the legs is affected. Most spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete, which refers to whether or not there is feeling below the injury. Some common side effects that spinal cord injuries face besides paralysis include pain, respiratory issues, bowel and bladder issues, fertility and sexual function issues, and more.

Spinal cord injury victims can face astronomical medical expenses for the remainder of their lives, in addition to other expenses. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another driver, it’s important that you seek legal help. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but time limits do apply.

Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles automobile accident attorney at 310-385-0567. My team may be able to help with your situation. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.